Weekly Spend Challenge W/C 1st June 2014

EverTheOptimist
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edited 5 June 2014 at 6:12AM in Debt-free wannabe challenges
Hello everyone. Welcome to the Weekly Spend Challenge. This challenge is open to anybody, no matter what financial place they are in. Everyone is welcome here.

On this thread please post an amount of money you wish to stay below within the week (Sunday to end of working day on Friday). This can be pennies or thousands it depends on the individual. Then next Saturday report back and pledge for the following week. The challenge runs from Sunday to Friday so we don't include Saturdays but feel free to change the rules to suit you and include Saturdays or start on a different day.

Feel free to update this thread with daily spends if that keeps you on track. We colour code the results as below:

Green - within budget
Red - over budget
Purple - zero spend
Orange - made money over the week

This is a little bit of fun but for many it highlights the fact that maybe that magazine/chocolate bar isn't needed. Hopefully your spending habits can be changed forever.

Moozie was the founder of this challenge and here is a quote taken from her:

Originally Posted by Moozie:
"Good afternoon lovely DFWs Now for anyone looking in, please feel free to join - the more the merrier! Basically, decide on the amount you want to spend up to from Sunday until the end of the working day on Friday then pledge it here and off we go! The challenge is about incidental spending and not for stuff that should be budgeted elsewhere such as bills, groceries, debt repayment etc but you decide what to include at the end - this is about changing your habits and improving your recording of your spends more than anything else. Have a great week everyone and keep it low!!! Moozie x"

Good Luck Everyone

link to last weeks thread

W/C 25th May challengers / pledges / totals

DD265 - £25.92
Mrs Cheshire - £14 / £13.93

W/C 1st June 2014 challengers / pledges / totals

EverTheOptimist - £25
Mrs Cheshire - £18.50
Keza - £5
SPC 14 Target £200 /
Debt: £11850

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  • EverTheOptimist
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    Evening everyone

    Well my week looks a little like this.

    Sunday - NSD (small grocery spend, diff budget)
    Monday - NSD - work
    Tuesday - NSD - work
    Weds - going to London to a posh do with hubby's work. Need to pay train fee (hubby's already paid for do)
    Thurs - coming home from London. Poss going for afternoon tea in Oxford, I may offer to pay. :D
    Fri - NSD - work
    Sat - newspaper

    Total - £25
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • Mrs_Cheshire
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    Hi ETO, declaring £13.93/£14 spent last week.
    Could you put me down for £18.50 this week please!

    Sun- thought I'd need some money for the family fun day, as they had a bouncy castle, face painting etc but it was all free so ended up being a NSD
    Mon - NSD
    Tues- £3.30
    Weds - NSD
    Thurs- NSD
    Fri - NSD
    Sat- Local festival!
    Grocery Challenge 2020
    Jan £377.98/£380, Feb £417.83/£370 March /£400
  • keza
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    Hi All,

    sorry im a few days behind!

    Mon - NSD
    Tues - got some groceries but was a personal money NSD
    Wed - NSD (i hope!)
    thurs - NSD
    fri - getting a takeaway pizza between 3 - £5
    Sat - personal NSD but got to get some turf for the garden on house budget
    sun - NSD going to a friends DD1 birthday party :)

    hopeing for a cheap one this week as last week was mega expensive with 3 meals for birthdays! :eek:
    Current Mortgage balance - £348,607.76/£395,999.
    Tesco - £9,757.91
    HSBC - £7,186.54
  • Mrs_Cheshire
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    Ended up spending £4.90 on tuesday as I bought toast for the little one!
    The rest of the week should be NSD except saturday!
    Grocery Challenge 2020
    Jan £377.98/£380, Feb £417.83/£370 March /£400
  • EverTheOptimist
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    Evening everyone

    Well my week looks a little like this.

    Sunday - NSD (small grocery spend, diff budget)
    Monday - NSD - work - had an emergency at work and had to go to one of the other units, so had to buy lunch. - £3.40
    Tuesday - NSD - work :j
    Weds - going to London to a posh do with hubby's work. Need to pay train fair (hubby's already paid for do) - hubby was back from work so we drive down at no cost to me. :j:j
    Thurs - coming home from London. Poss going for afternoon tea in Oxford, I may offer to pay.
    Fri - NSD - work
    Sat - newspaper

    Total - £3.40/£25
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • Sorry guys I've had a tough week after saying goodbye to my lovely old dog. Hoping to be back on track this wk
    Busymumofthreeplusdog......
    ..............on a mission to curtail the spending and build up the savings
    2015 NSD total - 5
  • EverTheOptimist
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    edited 9 June 2014 at 9:44PM
    Oh no I'm sorry to hear that busymumofthreeplusdog.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
  • Mrs_Cheshire
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    Hi ladies, very quiet last week on here
    I ended up spending £8.45 in all on saturday so including my £4.90 from tuesday I'm declaring £13.35/£18.50
    Grocery Challenge 2020
    Jan £377.98/£380, Feb £417.83/£370 March /£400
  • Oh no I'm sorry to hear that busymumofhreeplusdog.


    Just realised I should change my 'name':(:(
    Busymumofthreeplusdog......
    ..............on a mission to curtail the spending and build up the savings
    2015 NSD total - 5
  • EverTheOptimist
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    edited 9 June 2014 at 9:44PM
    Just realised I should change my 'name':(:(

    It made me sad when I was typing it. :(:(

    Well I pretty much spent my budget, had pennies left. So not too bad

    Think I'll aim for £20 this week.
    SPC 14 Target £200 /
    Debt: £11850
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